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For the 2021 school year, there are 109 blue ribbon public schools serving 52,790 students in Minnesota.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Minnesota are Atheneum Elementary School, Kimberly Lane Elementary School and Hills-beaver Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minnesota blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 74% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 57%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 60% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Minnesota Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Atheneum Elementary School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5899 Babcock Tr E
    Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
    (651) 306-7300

    119 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #22.
    Kimberly Lane Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    17405 Old Rockford Rd
    Plymouth, MN 55446
    (763) 745-5600

    759 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #33.
    Hills-beaver Creek Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    404 S 4th St
    Beaver Creek, MN 56116
    (507) 673-2541

    175 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #44.
    Normandale Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5701 Normandale Rd
    Minneapolis, MN 55424
    (952) 848-4100

    647 students
    Year: 2005, 2012
  • Rank: #55.
    Greenwood Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    18005 Medina Rd
    Plymouth, MN 55447
    (763) 745-5500

    793 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #66.
    Plymouth Creek Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    16005 41st Ave N
    Plymouth, MN 55446
    (763) 745-5800

    687 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #77.
    Hanover Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    274 Labeauxe Ave Ne
    Hanover, MN 55341
    (763) 682-0800

    438 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #88.
    Wayzata Central Middle School Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    305 Vicksburg Ln N
    Plymouth, MN 55447
    (763) 745-6000

    1,244 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #99.
    Highlands Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5505 Doncaster Way
    Minneapolis, MN 55436
    (952) 848-4500

    580 students
    Year: 2005, 2011
  • Rank: #1010.
    Gleason Lake Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    310 County Road 101 N
    Plymouth, MN 55447
    (763) 745-5400

    567 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #1111.
    Math And Science Academy Charter School
    Math: 81% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8430 Woodbury Crossing
    Saint Paul, MN 55125
    (651) 578-7507

    512 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #1212.
    Lake Marion Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    19875 Dodd Blvd
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-2700

    621 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1313.
    Congdon Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3116 E Superior St
    Duluth, MN 55812
    (218) 336-8825

    596 students
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Dassel Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    131 William Ave E
    Dassel, MN 55325
    (320) 286-4100

    362 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Maple River East Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    126 Higbie Ave Se
    Minnesota Lake, MN 56068
    (507) 462-3348

    193 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1616.
    Rush Creek Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8801 County Rd 101
    Maple Grove, MN 55311
    (763) 494-4549

    824 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Delano Middle School Math: 82% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    700 Elm Ave E
    Delano, MN 55328
    (763) 972-3365

    821 students
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Parker Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    500 School St
    Elk River, MN 55330
    (763) 241-3500

    573 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #1919.
    Wayzata West Middle School Math: 80% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    149 Barry Ave N
    Wayzata, MN 55391
    (763) 745-6400

    770 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2020.
    Friedell Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1200 Broadway S
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-5650

    461 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Hilltop Primary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5700 Game Farm Rd
    Mound, MN 55364
    (952) 491-8500

    426 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Lincoln Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1961 6th St
    Saint Paul, MN 55110
    (651) 653-2820

    468 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Lowell Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    704 3rd Ave Ne
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-6550

    423 students
    Year: 2005, 2014
  • Rank: #21-2421.- 24.
    Shirley Hills Primary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2450 Wilshire Blvd
    Mound, MN 55364
    (952) 491-8400

    414 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #2525.
    Yinghua Academy Charter School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1616 Buchanan St Ne
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    (612) 788-9095

    816 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #2626.
    Wilshire Park Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3600 Highcrest Rd Ne
    Minneapolis, MN 55418
    (612) 706-1200

    693 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #2727.
    Delano Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    678 Tiger Dr
    Delano, MN 55328
    (763) 972-3365

    918 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #2828.
    Woodland Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    945 Wescott Rd
    Saint Paul, MN 55123
    (651) 683-6990

    628 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #2929.
    Battle Lake Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    402 Summit St W
    Battle Lake, MN 56515
    (218) 864-5217

    211 students
    Year: 2011, 2014
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    211 3rd Street
    Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
    (320) 833-5311

    247 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Richmond Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    34 2nd St Ne
    Richmond, MN 56368
    (320) 597-2016

    132 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #3232.
    Sunset Hill Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    13005 Sunset Tr
    Minneapolis, MN 55441
    (763) 745-5900

    678 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #3333.
    Deephaven Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4452 Vine Hill Rd
    Wayzata, MN 55391
    (952) 401-6900

    668 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #34-3834.- 38.
    Baxter Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5546 Fairview Rd
    Baxter, MN 56425
    (218) 454-6400

    502 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #34-3834.- 38.
    Hancock Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    371 Hancock Ave
    Hancock, MN 56244
    (320) 392-5622

    202 students
    Year: 2019
  • Show 74 more Blue Ribbon public schools in Minnesota (out of 109 total schools)
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